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Kentucky Alumni Participate in Statewide Poor People’s Campaign

Posted on June 7, 2018

On Monday, several DDH alumni were involved with the Poor People's Campaign in Kentucky. Here is an article describing their efforts -

https://disciples.org/people/green-chalice-minister-reflects-on-poor-peoples-campaign/


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Dean Miller-McLemore retires June 30

Posted on May 31, 2018

Dean Miller-McLemore retires June 30

Mark Miller-McLemore is retiring as Dean of the Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt on June 30 after 23 years leading this innovative Disciples theological institution.

Disciples Divinity House is a student residence and scholarship foundation that supports Disciples of Christ students preparing for ministry at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville. Students receive financial aid and comfortable, low-cost housing near campus in a community of twenty students. The House’s mission is “to shape outstanding ministers for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in a supportive community of faith.”

Dean Miller-McLemore writes, “I came to DDH-Vanderbilt from 15 years as a solo pastor in a small but strong congregation in the south suburbs of Chicago, First Christian of Chicago…


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Rachel Nance Woehler, MDiv ‘01, Talks About Potluck Church - a new church start

Posted on May 9, 2018

Rachel Nance Woehler, MDiv '01, talks about her new church ministry with Potluck Church.

http://disciples.org/congregations/kentucky-church-uses-dinner-model-to-expand-communion/


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Wise Practice Held on May 7

Posted on May 8, 2018

Wise Practice Held on May 7 On Monday, May 7, DDH held its annual Wise Practice event. The topic was stewardship - focusing on both congregational "nuts and bolts" of tithing/giving, the pastor's role in the stewardship process and how to read/create a budget. The afternoon focused on personal stewardship and budgeting along with how to negotiate a compensation package. Special thanks to Jay Hartley from Eastwood Christian Church in Nashville, Dee Moore Wells from FCC, Livingston, TN, and Matt Rosine from the Pension Fund for sharing their expertise.

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Chaplain Job Opening - Barton College

Posted on April 11, 2018

Barton College is seeking a campus chaplain.  The ministry description is attached.


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DDH Vanderbilt Calls Interim Dean

Posted on March 28, 2018

DDH Vanderbilt Calls Interim Dean

The Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt announces that Rev. Beth Pattillo has been called to serve as interim Dean of DDH, beginning July 1, 2018.  DDH Vanderbilt invites you to join us in welcoming Rev. Pattillo and in celebrating the retirement of Rev. Mark Miller-McLemore, who will complete over 20 years of service as Dean on June 30, 2018.

Rev. Beth Pattillo Bio

Beth is a native Texan who grew up at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lubbock, Texas. After graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio, Beth attended Vanderbilt Divinity School and was a resident of the Disciples Divinity House. She was ordained at First Christian Lubbock in 1990.

Beth has served as…


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